The NFL is reportedly considering fining Wilkerson for leading with his helmet despite the officials not flagging at the time, but Ryan believes that it was a clean hit and that there was no malice involved at all.
"Obviously, it was unfortunate. Clearly, in my opinion, I thought Muhammad did what you're supposed to do - lower your target," ESPN quotes Ryan as saying.
"He did that. Obviously, there wasn't a malicious intent on his part at all. In my opinion, I thought it was a clean hit."
Meanwhile, Ryan has also backed rookie quarterback Geno Smith to cut down on the amount of interceptions that he throws.